Terry Balby MBACP (Accred) EMDR
Are you feeling anxious, worried or sad ? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as losing a loved one, relationship break-ups, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless.
Whatever you are going through counselling can offer you the opportunity to come to terms with and understand your troubles. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life. Counselling can help you make sense of your experiences, reconnect with your inner resources and live life more fully.
I provide a range of professional, friendly and non-judgmental psychological services. With a strong background of managing mental health services for over 25 years I have extensive experience of a wide range of issues. I have worked as a manager within IAPT (NHS) counselling services. I’m registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I'm also a trained EMDR therapist and a member of the UK Association for EMDR therapy. Fully insured and DBS certificated.
My private practice provides recommended and effective talking therapies using up to date psychological approaches underpinned by the latest neuroscientific research. I think it’s important to work in ways to find the best individual therapeutic approach that will make a difference to client’s lives.
I offer a safe, confidential space to talk about your fears or worries and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you look at problems differently, for example building resilience to cope with a crisis.
Alongside traditional therapies I offer a range of specialist work
Mental Wellbeing. Helping to cope with issues such as anxiety, panic, stress and depression.
Understanding gender and sexuality. Specialised work with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender clients
EMDR Therapy . Psychotherapy that enables clients to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Whitstable Counselling offers a space to share whatever is on your mind knowing you will be met with warmth and acceptance. Please get in touch by telephoning 07401 816148 there will be no obligation to book a session. Talking to someone may seem difficult but by contacting the service you are taking the first step.
I respond to all enquiries promptly - If you send an email, a text or leave a voicemail I will usually get back to you within 24 hours, often much sooner.
Counselling sessions will currently take place using online platforms such as Zoom, Facetime or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Accred) Dip Therapeutic Counselling
- Drug, Alcohol and Substance misuses
- Motivational interviewing
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Advanced Mental illness
- Self-harm and suicide
- Stress management
- Working with depression
- Anxiety and the brain
- Working with anger
- Safeguarding children and young people
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- APT DICES risk management
- Gender identity
- Neurobiology of trauma
- Health anxiety
- Stress in the workplace
- Imposter syndrome
- EMDR part 1, 2 and 3
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£45 Weekday sessions 9am – 5pm
£50 Evening 5 pm - 9pm
£50 EMDR session (50 minutes)
£75 EMDR (90 minutes)
All sessions are 50 minutes unless indicated
Fees are negotiable for students, key workers and those on low income depending on availability
Weekday 9am -5pm. Evenings appointments available (Whitstable) Saturday morning appointments available(Whitstable)
Profession memberships and insurance
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work to the highest professional standards. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS enhanced certificate.
Facilities and locations
In Whitstable I have a dedicated counselling room which is a comfortable, calm and peaceful. The Service has ample street car parking and is five minutes walk from a main bus route.
I also run counselling services in other locations in Thanet, Herne Bay and throughout Kent. Please contact for more information.